Nau mai, haere mai – welcome to the School of Education – Te Kura Toi Tangata – New Zealand’s leading school of education.
Research that makes a difference, quality programmes and inspiring leadership are what makes us distinctive.
Our flexible on-campus and online programmes are grounded in current theories in education and offer opportunities for real-life practical experiences. Our sought-after graduates establish successful careers in New Zealand and overseas. Waikato’s School of Education offers a supportive and friendly environment and provides graduates with an education that is first-rate.
Rated as one of the leading educational research centres in the country, our researchers contribute to areas such as teacher education, special education, educational leadership, counsellor education, and Māori education.
Inspire the next generation, transform learning and foster imagination by becoming a teacher. A qualification in teaching from the University of Waikato will set you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world.Read More
Social Sciences will challenge your thinking about the world and the people who live in it, study in this area will focus on contemporary social issues and concepts of social responsibility through an education lens. Highly sought after our graduates develop invaluable research skills and a well-developed understanding of educational trends and how they influence different industries or areas beyond the classroom.Read More
Student Success Stories
Studying for a Graduate Diploma in Teaching
Inspired to pursue a change in career, Anthony is nearing the end of his Graduate Diploma in Teaching where his passion for education will help him lead youth in the Waikato.Read More
Studying for a Bachelor of Teaching in Primary
Inspired by her volunteer work in Kenya, Emily is studying to be a teacher at our new Tauranga campus. Once qualified, Emily aims to return to Kenya to make a difference to children’s lives.Read More